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Katherine Dunham (1909–2006)

Dancer, choreographer, composer and songwriter, educated at the University of Chicago. She made world tours as a dancer, choreographer, and director of her own dance company. She directed the Katherine Dunham School of Dance in New York, and was artist-in-residence at Southern Illinois University. She also appeared in the Broadway musicals "Bal ... See full bio »

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Pardon My Sarong Miscellaneous Crew
(1942)
Star Spangled Rhythm Katherine- 'Smart as a Tack' Number
(1942)
(1958)
Carnival of Rhythm Miscellaneous Crew
(1941)

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 1966 The Bible: In the Beginning... (choreographer)
 1961 Karibische Rhythmen (TV Short) (choreography - as Catherine Dunham)
 1959 Green Mansions (dances stager: Marake sequence)
 1956 Spring in the Heart (choreographer - as Katterine Dunham)
 1954 Mambo (choreographer)
 1954 Die große Starparade (choreographer)
 1948 Casbah (choreography: Dunham Group)
 1942 Pardon My Sarong (dances originated by) / (dances staged by)
 1941 Carnival of Rhythm (Short) (choreographer) / (origination of production)
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She performed, produced, directed, and choreographed her dance revue, "Tropical Revue," at the Hanna Theatre in Cleveland, Ohio with the Dunham Dancers. Singers and musicians include Bobby Capo, Lucille Ellis, Lenwood Morris, Vanoye Aikens, Tommy Gomez, James Alexander, Wilbert Bradley, Dolores Harper, Jesse Hawkins, Richardena... See more »

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Alternate Names:

Catherine Dunham | Katterine Dunham | La danseuse noire Dunham | Sängern und Musikern Katherine Dunham mit ihren Tänzern
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She was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts in 1990 by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C. See more »

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Cancer

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